New homeowners often have a long list of items they need to purchase and tasks they need to complete to fully set up their new home. From big-ticket items like furniture and appliances to smaller details like curtains and kitchen gadgets, it can be overwhelming trying to figure out what to prioritize and where to start. That’s where thoughtful gifts can come in handy. Not only can they help alleviate some of the burden of setting up a new home, but they can also add a personal touch and show the new homeowners that you’re excited for them and want to support them in this new chapter of their lives.

One practical gift idea for new homeowners is cookware. A good set of pots, pans, and utensils is essential for any home cook, and investing in high-quality cookware can pay off in the long run. Consider gifting a Le Creuset dutch oven or a cast-iron skillet, both of which are versatile enough to be used on the stovetop or in the oven for a variety of recipes. And with just one dish to clean after cooking, you’ll have more time to enjoy your meal. 

Outdoor living items are another great gift idea for new homeowners. With outdoor living becoming an increasingly popular trend, it’s a great idea to set up your outdoor space for entertaining. Consider gifting items like portable bonfires, patio string lights, log carriers, hammock stands, grilling tools, mosquito repellers, and bird or butterfly feeders to help the new homeowners in your life make the most of their outdoor space. 

Tools are always a practical gift for new homeowners. Every home needs a good set of tools, whether it’s a basic screwdriver set or more specialized gadgets like an engine fault code reader. These might not be the most luxurious gifts, but they’ll come in handy for any home emergency. 

Indoor plants are a great way to add some life and beauty to a new home’s décor. Low-maintenance options like aloe vera, snake plants, ZZ plants, money trees, and monsteras are great choices for those who aren’t particularly green-thumbed. If you’re not sure what type of plant to get, consider gifting a plant subscription or a gift card to a local nursery or plant shop, so the new homeowners can choose a plant that suits their style and preferences. 

Other gift ideas for new homeowners include bedding and towels, kitchen gadgets and appliances, artwork and decorative items, and cleaning supplies. Consider their personal style and needs when choosing a gift, and don’t be afraid to get creative and think outside the box. Whether it’s a small trinket or a larger investment, any gift that helps make a new home feel more welcoming and comfortable is sure to be appreciated. 

Cedarbrook, Chilliwack’s newest master-planned community, has a home for every family. From single-family Lane Homes with a carriage unit to our thoughtfully designed Row Homes, Cedarbrook is an engaging neighbourhood full of possibilities.

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